A Tuscaloosa relief agency that's been helping with tornado recovery efforts is now lending a hand to disaster victims in the Philippines.
When Wings of Grace heard about that powerful typhoon that hit parts of the Philippines, the group immediately decided to help out. Wings of Grace is hoping to collect enough clothes and other supplies to fit into an 18-wheeler.
The group hopes they can collect enough relief supplies by mid-December. The organizers of the Philippines disaster drive say giving back is what they are all about especially this time of year.
"This is the time, Thanksgiving and Christmas, that it means more than any time of the year that we could be able to give back and give apart of ourselves to help somebody else in need," Terri Hibbard with Wings of Grace said.
Wings of Grace Relief Center has partnered with Citi-IMPACT Disaster Relief to collect used clothing and shoes for the Philippine super tyhpoon victims.
Citi IMPACT has connected with the leaders of a network of 30,000 evangelical churches in the Philippines who will be the main contact for distribution and ongoing support. Through the Wings of Grace network and other partners, Citi IMPACT has secured donations of 10,000 Unicef type tents, medicines, and multiple containers worth of aid in relief supplies.
The organization says you can also drop off donations at their headquarters right behind Forest Lake Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit http://www.flbc.us/wings-of-grace.
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